The Social Work programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our MSc Social Work course curriculum fully reflects the differences, debates and tensions within global social work concerning the manner in which practice should be conducted and the way in which the profession should develop.
The MSc in Social Work at UWS builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.
Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma component of the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the SSSC or other social work regulators throughout the United Kingdom. Students will be encouraged to complete the full Masters when they achieve the professional component of the programme.
Our MSc in Social Work builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.
Two years of study culminate in a dissertation that will allow students to explore their chosen area of social work practice in considerable depth.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
You will normally have an existing Honours degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant social science discipline. Consideration will be given if you who do not meet this criteria but have extensive practical experience.
You must demonstrate that you can study at the required level.
£3,400 per year of study
£3,400 per year of study
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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